Damion Chaplin

Damion Chaplin
Bay Area, California, Earth
August 22
Rev. Dr. Taciturn
Please read my ongoing sci-fi story at: http://open.salon.com/blog/aric_dante Look for a new entry every Friday.


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MARCH 17, 2010 11:37AM

Let Me Tell You

Let me tell you
of fancies of mine
Of travels through space,
of journeys through time

An uncanny sensation
stimulates motivation
for this kind of creation,
this divine inspiration

I can't guarantee
you'll like what you see,
but hang in there
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MARCH 16, 2010 8:50PM

Hello Again, My Friends

Yes, it's me again.  You thought maybe you had finally rid yourself of me, but alas, such was not the case.

Some of you may notice I don't appear the same as I did before.  I must assure you that even though I am totally different, I amRead full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2010 10:33AM

Adios, Amigos

My Friends,

For personal reasons I won’t go into here, I am retiring The New Number Two.  I can no longer post or comment using this identity.

I will continue on OS to write my fiction under my other identity, and I will leave myRead full post »

            Today I destroyed the life and world of the person that I love.

            We were together almost 9 years, and today I ended it because I believe she couldn’t give me whaRead full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2010 10:34AM

To My Love

I can't express how much you mean to me
My shining star, my chosen destiny

 And if I were to try to speak
It would come out sounding weak

 Your life is pain, and mine is ecstasy

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FEBRUARY 10, 2010 2:07PM

A Broken Life: an Anti-Valentine

I met you when I was fifteen
You, friend of my sister
I thought you were something else
You thought the same of me

 We had a turbulent affair,
Us two high-schoolers
We went our separate ways

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            The other day I was listening to Pacifica Radio’s Hard Knock Radio program, and they had a fascinating interview with Robert Clift about his new documentary, Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity.

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Last night I dreamt
of the girl who broke my heart

Fifteen and more
years ago

Why do I
still feel this way?

Why is my brain
still obsessed with her?

We dated for sixRead full post »

     Let me start out by saying I think Apple makes some damned fine products.  Really rather fantastic, actually.  There are, however, some serious problems with Apple products that have always kept me from buying them.  It wouldn't be fair though to just write aRead full post »

JANUARY 22, 2010 12:50PM

Happy Whatever Day!

      My friends, I would like to introduce a concept to you:  Whatever Day!

     I invented Whatever Day about five years ago when I was having a particularly shitty day at work one Friday.  Suddenly I said to myself “Whatever.  It&rRead full post »

     First, let me come right out and say I have yet to see Avatar.  However, having read a number of reviews and articles (not to mention being bombarded with ads on the FOX network) on Avatar, I am dismayed and very disappointed that James Cameron was so unoriginal that heRead full post »

JANUARY 15, 2010 1:08PM

Stop Bugging Me About Joining Facebook!

      It seemed so benign at first.  I received an email that looked like this:


     It seems reasonable, right?  A friend of mine had set up their own Facebook profile, and thought they would let me know.  How very nice of tRead full post »

JANUARY 14, 2010 5:45PM

I Hate Haiku Thursday

How I hate haikus.
Annoying little poems
That tell us nothing.

Thursdays are the worst.
Everyone thinks they’re so cool
They can make haikus.

Running off of the mouth/

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JANUARY 12, 2010 11:52AM

RIP Laura Hallett


Laura and her ring-bearer, Barley

     Yesterday I learned a friend of mine, Laura Hallett passed away on Sunday the 10th.

     Laura and I considered each other friends, but I’m afraid when I think about her, I really didn’t know muchRead full post »

JANUARY 11, 2010 12:39PM

On Identity: Dramatis Personae

     I am The New Number Two.  However, The New Number Two is not me.  The New Number Two is merely an online persona I created; a looking glass through which I could reveal (or not, depending on the subject) parts of myself for everyone to examine.

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JANUARY 7, 2010 4:52PM

On Misandry: Why I Hate Being Male

     Misandry is most often defined as the hatred of men, but sometimes it can be defined as the hatred of That Which a Man Represents.  In other words, sometimes it’s not the man himself being hated on, but the gender role that he is expected to fulfill.Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2010 11:51AM

2's Spotlight: REACHING THE GOAL

     I would like to introduce everyone to my online friend, Asehpe.  Some of you may recognize him as the same Asehpe who posts frequently on Salon's Broadsheet.

     Asehpe has written a very well thought-out post on gender equality titled Reaching the Goal,… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 3:07PM

On Misogyny: Stop Being Such a Pussy

.   "You're a girl."  "Stop being such a pussy."  "What are you, a wuss?"

     These phrases, and many like them, were uttered to me throughout my schooling by other boys.  As a kid, I never quite understood them.  Were they implying I had a vagina?… Read full post »

     Sometimes I just don't know when I should Just Shut The Fuck Up.  Seriously, is there a clinical term for pathological mouth-diarrhea?  If there is, I've got it.  Shit, even if there isn't, I've got it.

     The quote "All that is necessaRead full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 11:22AM

Editors: Two Small OS Feature Requests

     I know what you're thinking: "If you mention EPs or the Cover, I'm never coming here again!"  Don't worry:  this post deals with neither of these issues.

     No, this post is just to request two features that I think would enhance our experiRead full post »

     On Monday, I wrote a post titled “My Top 10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need an EP”.  (No, I’m not going to post a link to it.  If you don’t know how to find someone’s previous post, you may be reading the wrong blog).  I thought iRead full post »

(in reverse order, just for you, Floyd)

#10)  By getting an EP, you are joining the ranks of such people as marytkelly, Sandra Stephens, Sally Swift and Stellaa.  Do you really think you can hang with these people?  They are superior to you in every way.Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2009 10:36AM

GRAY is the Color of My CAT

     Today I would like to honor my cat, who, though he has been my companion for over 12 years now, spends every Christmas alone, since every year, the wife and I spend Christmas with my family, who lives 2 hours away.  I can’t say it better than Lt./Read full post »

Madness, I say!

Everyone seriously freaks out during this week.  Even though it's supposed to be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, everyone makes a strong effort to make it the exact opposite of that.

Home:  You're stressed about presents.  You're freaking out about the way the hous… Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2009 11:32AM

Will Christmas Someday be Spelled 'Xmas'?

     I am a big language freak.  I love words.  I love the way they look, I love the way they sound.  I love that they’re sounds with hidden meaning.  I’ve taken a number of language courses (none complete of course) and I love to learn how languaRead full post »